Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

August 17, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

By John Lynds The former Salesian Boys & Girls Club building on Paris Street was a sanctuary for neighborhood children and oasis for working parents for decades. The club was a place that Eastie parents could send their kids and know they were in a a safe environment and thriving. Last Wednesday former club...

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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

August 17, 2017
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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

By John Lynds There are very few people whose name is synonymous with East Boston. For over 50 years East Boston APAC Executive Director John White has selflessly given back to the community he grew up in. It’s hard to find a family in Eastie that White hasn’t helped through the numerous social service...

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Concerns:BPDA Holds Meeting on Hilton Garden Inn Expansion Plans

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Residents, members of the project’s Impact Advisory Group (IAG) and union workers showed up by the dozens last Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street to air their grievances with First Bristol over broken promises to the community as the development company plans an expansion of the hotel. According...

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Elected Officials Call for Toll Plaza Meeting

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds While MassDOT officials remain focused on easing congestion at the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, East Boston’s elected officials and residents have had enough. Since MassDOT took down the tunnel’s toll booths as part the All Electronic Tolling (AET) project and reopening the plaza to vehicular traffic in May, Eastie resident have...

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JPNA Votes in Favor of Two Projects

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of two projects at Monday night’s meeting. The first project at 275 Webster St. received support by a vote of 17 to 4. Owner Onnelly Parlow plans to take the existing three family and renovate the interior and exterior of the home. The...

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Lydia Edwards Waterfront Accessibility Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she states “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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Putting us first Dear editor: As someone deeply invested in East Boston, I want to ensure that our next City Councilor has a record of local engagement and activism.  I appreciate the fact that Stephen Passacantilli has been active in the community — as past president of his local neighborhood council, youth sports coach,...

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Additional Racing Dates at Suffolk Downs

August 17, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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